Bill’s present form a setback for health care

Despite overwhelming testimonies from citizens calling for amendments of the hospital bill (SB 3064 SD2 HD1) to allow the regions affected to have more input in the process of selecting a partner, SB 3064 SD2 HD1 passed out of the House Finance Committee unamended.

Is this what our forefathers who framed this legislative process intended?

If this decision is not corrected in the combined House/Senate conference committee, I fear that the progress we have made in health care delivery on Maui may backslide.

Melvin D. Burton